The Psychology of Terrorism Fears

  • Filename: the-psychology-of-terrorism-fears.
  • ISBN: 9780195388114
  • Release Date: 2012-05-07
  • Number of pages: 174
  • Author: Samuel Justin Sinclair
  • Publisher: OUP USA

The psychology of terrorism, in its most basic form, is about fear. Although academics continue to debate the meaning of terrorism, the end result for victims of terrorism is very often fear and terror. The purposes of this book are to unpack the complexity of terrorism fears and to present a new paradigm for understanding the psychology of terrorism. As such, this book presents empirical and theoretical frameworks for understanding fear as a dynamic process that motivates and affects people on a myriad of levels.

The Political Psychology of Terrorism Fears

  • Filename: the-political-psychology-of-terrorism-fears.
  • ISBN: 9780199925926
  • Release Date: 2013-09-19
  • Number of pages: 334
  • Author: Daniel Antonius, PhD
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Political Psychology of Terrorism Fears examines how emotional responses to terrorism, and specifically, fear, impact on political processes in multiple international contexts. The volume presents an integrated collection of empirical and theoretical studies and discusses the implications of this body of research.

Inside Terrorism

  • Filename: inside-terrorism.
  • ISBN: 9780231126991
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Bruce Hoffman
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press

In this revised edition, the author analyzes the new adversaries, motivations, and tactics of global terrorism that have emerged in recent years, focusing specifically on how Al Qaeda has changed since 9/11; the reasons behind its resiliency, resonance, and longevity; and its successful use of the Internet and videotapes to build public support and gain new recruits. He broadens the discussion by evaluating the potential repercussions of the Iraqi insurgency, the use of suicide bombers, terrorist exploitation of new communications media, and the likelihood of a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear terrorist strike. Looking at the U.S., he reconsiders the Timothy McVeigh case and the threats posed by American Christian white supremacists and abortion opponents as well as those posed by militant environmentalists and animal rights activists. He argues that the attacks on the World Trade Center fundamentally transformed the West's view of the terrorist threat.

Psychology of Fear

  • Filename: psychology-of-fear.
  • ISBN: UVA:X004734989
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 231
  • Author: Paul L. Gower
  • Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

Fear is a normal human emotional reaction -- it is a built-in survival mechanism with which we are all equipped. Fear is a reaction to danger that involves both the mind and body. It serves a protective purpose -- signalling us of danger and preparing us to deal with it. The major components of fear are sensations, feelings, cognitions and behaviours. Fear can be individual or collective such as expressed in the national fear in the United States related to terrorism. The Washington DC sniper attacks caused widespread fear in a large geographic region far out of proportion to the real danger. Individuals must cope with fear on a daily basis in a myriad of forms: financial fears, health fears, relationship conflict fears, dental appointments, fears about the future etc. This new book collects important research which helps shed light on important issues in this field which touches all of us each day.


  • Filename: risk.
  • ISBN: 9780753516164
  • Release Date: 2008-09-04
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Dan Gardner
  • Publisher: Random House

We are the safest humans who ever lived - the statistics prove it. And yet the media tells a different story with its warnings and scare stories. How is it possible that anxiety has become the stuff of daily life? In this ground-breaking, compulsively readable book, Dan Gardner shows how our flawed strategies for perceiving risk influence our lives, often with unforeseen and sometimes-tragic consequences. He throws light on our paranoia about everything from paedophiles to terrorism and reveals how the most significant threats are actually the mundane risks to which we pay little attention. Speaking to psychologists and scientists, as well as looking at the influence of the media and politicians, Gardner uncovers one of the central puzzles of our time: why are the safest people in history living in a culture of fear?

The Curse of the Self

  • Filename: the-curse-of-the-self.
  • ISBN: 0198038518
  • Release Date: 2004-07-29
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Mark R. Leary
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

Despite its obvious advantages, our ability to be self-reflective comes at a high price. Few people realize how profoundly their lives are affected by self-reflection or how frequently inner chatter interferes with their success, pollutes their relationships with others, and undermines their happiness. By allowing people to ruminate about the past or imagine what might happen in the future, self-reflection conjures up a great deal of personal suffering in the form of depression, anxiety, anger, jealousy, and other negative emotions. A great deal of unhappiness, in the form of addictions, overeating, and domestic violence, is due to people's inability to exert control over their thoughts and behavior. Is it possible to direct our self-reflection in a way that will minimize the disadvantages and maximize the advantages? Is there a way to affect the egotistical self through self-reflection? In this volume, Mark Leary explores the personal and social problems that are created by the capacity for self-reflection, and by drawing upon psychology and other behavioral sciences, offers insights into how these problems can be minimized.

The Social Net

  • Filename: the-social-net.
  • ISBN: 9780191648236
  • Release Date: 2013-02-07
  • Number of pages: 296
  • Author: Yair Amichai-Hamburger
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford

In the past two decades, the Internet has come to dominate every aspect of everyday life. This has been a huge change for many of us, and, for the younger generation - born into this situation - there has been no other way of living. How does this new way of life affect our health and happiness, our well-being? How does it affect our relationships, our friendships? Has the definition of friendship changed now that we have hundreds of friends on Facebook? Why is it that some people find it so hard to talk to people in their daily lives but find it so easy on the Internet? People spend so much time on the Internet - so what do we actually do on there? Why are some people so aggressive and others exceptionally helpful? Are these behaviors that we see from the same people offline? How do we take decisions online and which groups would we rather belong to online where nobody knows us, rather than revealing our true identity to the outside world? The new edition of 'The Social Net' provides a comprehensive understanding of the social aspects of the Internet. It contains chapters on topics such as identity manipulation, online romantic relationships, online decision making, the internet and aggression, and online prejudice and discrimination. The book provides the reader with an understanding of both the negative and positive influences of the net and is an exceptionally useful guide for for how to use the net to improve wellbeing. Today, when there is so much negative publicity surrounding the Internet - despite our reliance on it - this book provides a much needed balanced understanding of the Net and its influence.

Fear of Small Numbers

  • Filename: fear-of-small-numbers.
  • ISBN: 0822338637
  • Release Date: 2006-05-24
  • Number of pages: 153
  • Author: Arjun Appadurai
  • Publisher: Duke University Press

DIVArgues that the many forms of ethnic violence around the world, both internal and transnational, need to be seen in the context of globalization./div

Courting Conflict

  • Filename: courting-conflict.
  • ISBN: 0520241940
  • Release Date: 2005-01-01
  • Number of pages: 312
  • Author: Lisa Hajjar
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press

Annotation This is a meticulously documented examination of Israeli military courts in the West Bank and Gaza strip.

The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Psychology

  • Filename: the-oxford-handbook-of-organizational-psychology.
  • ISBN: 9780199928309
  • Release Date: 2012-06-14
  • Number of pages: 1427
  • Author: Steve W. J. Kozlowski
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

Organizational psychology is the science of psychology applied to work and organizations. In two volumes comprising 42 chapters written by 69 leading scholars in the field, The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Psychology is a landmark publication that rigorously compiles knowledge in organizational psychology to date, encapsulates key topics of research and application, summarizes important research findings, and identifies innovative directions for research and practice.

Framing Terrorism

  • Filename: framing-terrorism.
  • ISBN: 0415947197
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 329
  • Author: Pippa Norris
  • Publisher: Psychology Press

This title provides a systematic comparison of the patterns and consequences of mass media coverage of terrorism. The work argues that headlines matter as much as the act, in political terms.

Reluctant Witnesses

  • Filename: reluctant-witnesses.
  • ISBN: 9780199733583
  • Release Date: 2014
  • Number of pages: 242
  • Author: Arlene Stein
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

For most of the postwar period, the destruction of European Jewry was not a salient part of American Jewish life, and was generally seen as irrelevant to non-Jewish Americans. Survivors and their families tended to keep to themselves, forming their own organizations, or they did their best to block out the past. Today, in contrast, the Holocaust is the subject of documentaries and Hollywood films, and is widely recognized as a universal moral touchstone. Reluctant Witnesses mixes memoir, history, and social analysis to tell the story of the rise of Holocaust consciousness in the United States from the perspective of survivors and their descendants. The public reckoning with the Holocaust, the book argues, was due to more than the passage of time. It took the coming of age of the "second generation" -- who reached adulthood during the rise of feminism, the ethnic revival, and therapeutic culture -- for survivors' families to reclaim their hidden histories. Inspired by the changed status of the victim in American society, the second generation coaxed their parents to share their losses with them, transforming private pains into public stories. Reluctant Witnesses documents how a group of people who had previously been unrecognized and misunderstood managed to find its voice. It tells this story in relation to the changing status of trauma and victimhood in American culture more generally. At a time when a sense of Holocaust fatigue seems to be setting in, and when the remaining survivors are at the end of their lives, it offers a reminder that the ability to speak openly about traumatic experiences had to be struggled for. By confronting traumatic memories and catastrophic histories, the book argues, we can make our world mean something beyond ourselves.

How Risky Is It Really Why Our Fears Don t Always Match the Facts

  • Filename: how-risky-is-it-really-why-our-fears-don-t-always-match-the-facts.
  • ISBN: 0071635645
  • Release Date: 2010-03-05
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: David Ropeik
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

"Clear, balanced, and lively." -- Steven Pinker, bestselling author of How the Mind Works ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE "RIGHT" RISKS? Do you worry more about radiation from nuclear power or from the sun? Are you more afraid of getting cancer than heart disease? Are you safer talking on your cell phone or using a hands-free device when you drive? Do you think global warming is a serious threat to your health? GET THE FACTS BEHIND YOUR FEARS—AND DISCOVER . . . HOW RISKY IS IT, REALLY? International risk expert David Ropeik takes an in-depth look at our perceptions of risk and explains the hidden factors that make us unnecessarily afraid of relatively small threats and not afraid enough of some really big ones. This read is a comprehensive, accessible, and entertaining mixture of what's been discovered about how and why we fear—too much or too little. It brings into focus the danger of The Perception Gap: when our fears don’t match the facts, and we make choices that create additional risks. This book will not decide for you what is really risky and what isn't. That's up to you. HOW RISKY IS IT, REALLY? will tell you how you make those decisions. Understanding how we perceive risk is the first step toward making wiser and healthier choices for ourselves as individuals and for society as a whole. TEST YOUR OWN "RISK RESPONSE" IN DOZENS OF SELF-QUIZZES!

The Hidden Brain

  • Filename: the-hidden-brain.
  • ISBN: 9781921640247
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 270
  • Author: Shankar Vedantam
  • Publisher: Scribe Publications

What if it is simply unconscious biases — in the way of memory, emotion and attention — that produce most misunderstandings and conflicts between people, groups and even nations? How can you tell if it isn't just your brain running on 'auto-pilot' that makes your moral decisions for you, instead of the logical thinking you've nurtured and developed? Reminiscent of Malcolm Gladwell's Blink, The Hidden Brain takes a look at how we actually think both consciously and unconsciously. In The Hidden Brain: how our unconscious minds elect presidents, control markets, wage wars, and save our lives, author and science journalist Shankar Vedantam describes unique cases of everyday unconscious decision making while applying the latest scientific studies to each situation. The result is fascinating. The Hidden Brain explores numerous questions and doubts about the choices we make and updates us on the most recent scientific research on unconscious thinking. Shankar believes most everything we do boils down to the inner workings of our brains. Most human actions are based on unconscious biases, not conscious decisions. Looking into 'the hidden brain' is how he can best explain, scientifically, the many contradictory and illogical things people say and do, regardless of their ability to reason. Shankar's recent journalism enables the lay-person to understand what the scientific and human behaviorist communities are discovering. And his book delves into a wide variety of stories that intriguingly point toward the astounding notion that people are much more dependent on the unconscious than most of us would like to believe, by linking this research to real life situations. If it isn't the unconscious how else do you explain biases that prompt us to think that a black woman leaning over a hospital bed is a nurse, rather than a surgeon? How do you explain why well-meaning managers choose some candidates for job interviews while eliminating others who are equally qualified? Can you explain why people don't always run out of a burning building?

Psychology of Terrorism

  • Filename: psychology-of-terrorism.
  • ISBN: 0275982076
  • Release Date: 2004-01-01
  • Number of pages: 267
  • Author: Chris E. Stout
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Selected chapters from the acclaimed 4-volume set, The Psychology of Terrorism.

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